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Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy
"My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy -- a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest." I love books set at boarding schools and this one was no exception. It had an original blend of mythical warriors, romance, and potential for future awesomeness.
Wow. I started into it thinking of it as not exactly historical fiction, but because the names were familiar, I assumed the world was ours. It's not. And I love that you don't figure that out immediately! I really liked the main characters, the story line was unusual, the action was continual.
Cover Attack I: Ruin and Rising, Illusions of Fate, and A LOT MORE
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A Japanese girl's diary and the story of the novelist who finds it. Helen Kokkinis Her first book was "My Year of Meats"!